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Yellow Gingko Rose 

Written By: Michelle Hlubinka 


yellow gingko leaves (1) 


Turn fall leaves into a springtime rose. This is a super fast craft and appropriate for toddler 

We discovered the technique by accident on our leaf walk this morning, and it was so 
delightful we wanted to share it. 

The rose is made of leaves, not paper, but the category of Paper Crafts seemed like the best 
match, somehow. 

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Step 1 — Yellow Gingko Rose 

• Find a gingko tree. Here are some in my 'hood, which is awash in yellow these days. So 

Step 2 

• Collect at least 10 of the leaves per 
rose in a variety of sizes. A bit of 
curl in the small ones is helpful. 

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Step 3 

• Collect the leaves by their stems, 
rotating for each one. 

Step 4 

• Continue adding leaves. 

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Step 5 

• I've used 11 leaves. I think it's 

Step 6 

# Tie thin string to keep the stems 
together. I pulled something from 
my recycled-gift-ribbon pile. I think 
it's a strand of raffia, maybe? 

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Step 7 

• Voila! A yellow rose made out of 
fall leaves. I can't wait to see what 
happens as it dries. 

Step 8 

• Let's go give it to a friend! 

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